At least, that's the result of a street poll carried out in the capital, London, this week.
Ron Paul, the Republican candidate for the 2008 US Presidential election, is a current big name in the world of American politics, and is recognised wherever he goes.
But the English, isolated from the rest of the world by their island status, bowler hats, and 'tea and crumpets at 3.30' mentality, haven't got the faintest idea who he is.
One man who was questioned guessed that Ron Paul was a black gender-bending disco/cabaret dancing/singing star of the 1990s responsible for the hit record Supermodel.
Another, clearly flummoxed by topical events, suggested that he was the drunken French driver of the late Princess Diana's 'Deathcar' in Paris.
Various other inaccurate responses had him as the brother of 1970s ivory-tinkling blond songstress Lynsey de Paul, who had a beauty spot as big as a tennis ball, and the subject of the now-ancient British lunchtime TV courtroom drama, Rumpole of the Bailey starring Leo McKern.
Finally though, a correct answer had to emerge, and it did. Sue Myass, of Westminster law firm Myass, Yorass & Therass, told her interviewer:
"He's the guy all those assholes on The Spoof can't stop writing about!"